DiabetesPowerShow (podcasts)
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#83 Ginger Vieira, Type 1, Powerlifter

Ginger Vieira is 24 years old and has lived with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease for 11+ years. She holds 14 powerlifting records in drug-tested, national federations, and is the 2-time winner of the Vermont State Bench Press competition with a record lift of 190 lbs. At just over 5 feet tall, Ginger has squatted 265 lbs and deadlifted over 300 lbs. Today, Ginger is a Cognitive Health & Chronic Illness Coaching Specialist. She works with people who are facing challenges within their health, body and mind. She's currently working on a book that will help people understand the mysterious highs and unexpected lows in their blood sugars, and how to adjust their insulin dosing to prevent those unwanted fluctuations. Her book is planned to be available by January 2011.

Direct download: DiabetesPowerShow83.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

#82 More Noah Moore

Noah Moore, Type 1 (from show #35, Noah's Voyage), joins us live in studio. Noah and his friend/musician Ryan Reeves are passing through Las Vegas on the tail end of their summer tour, and they stopped in for a visit. Ryan plays live music in studio today.

Direct download: DiabetesPowerShow82.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

#81 Diabetes and Water Safety

Let's go Swimming!!! Diabetes and Water Safety, with Special Guests Michael Bernstein, Sarah (Bieske) Gleich, and Jeanette Kirkham. Two questions: Do children with Diabetes get less water time and therefore have less water training compared to the general population?  Are children with Diabetes at higher risk of drowning, compared to the general population?  Don't let Diabetes rob you of one minute of summertime fun!!!



Direct download: 81_81_Diabetes_and_Water_Safety.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm PDT

#80 Diabetes Living Today

Kitty Castellini, Type 1, from DiabetesLivingToday.com and her radio show with the same name


Direct download: 80_80_Diabetes_Living_Today....mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

#79 Joyful Diabetic

Will Ryan, Type 2 Diabetic for 31 years, Motivational Speaker and creator of www.joyfuldiabetic.com.

Direct download: 79_79_Joyful_Diabetic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30pm PDT

#78 New Mexico Health Care Takes On Diabetes

Charmaine Lindblad, MHA Executive Director

New Mexico Health Care Takes On Diabetes (NMHCTOD)

Charm Lindblad has been the executive director for New Mexico Health Care Takes On Diabetes (NMHCTOD) since March 2002.  As executive director, she is responsible for identifying key stakeholders in the coalition, assessing the local health services and health plan market, and communicating goals and achievements of the coalition to it's members and to external organizations.  Also, organizing work groups to produce quarterly Diabetes Resource publications and collecting HEDIS® health plan data, providing data analysis, and working with professional health care organizations and societies.  She received her master’s degree in health care administration and business from the Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Texas, and a certificate in Aging and Senior Issues from the University of Washington. Ms. Lindblad participates on community health councils and committees: Chronic Disease Prevention Council, Diabetes Advisory Council, Bernalillo County Community Health Council, NM Health Information Technology, and the New Mexico Medical Review Association – Remaking American Medicine.


Direct download: 78_78_New_Mexico_Health_Care_Takes_On_Diabetes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

#77 The Ultimate Type 3 Diabetic

Emergency room physician, Darrin F. Houston's wife (Type 2) needed a kidney. His was not compatible. He became part of a 6 person paired kidney transplant, 3 donors and 3 recipients. Listen to their amazing life story.

Direct download: 77_77_The_Ultimate_Type_3_Diabetic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm PDT

#76 Charlie's Got One...What's Yours?

Charlie's Got One... What's Yours?

A NEW Reason to Get HEALTHY and LIVE!!! Plus...Chris Daniel is...(wait for it)...IN THE HOUSE!!! And Special Guest, Charlie's Daughter-in-Law, Alysia.

#75 Low Blood Sugar...High Anxiety Richard Wilson

***A Letter from Scotland***

Hi guys,

First of all, I want to say how much I love the show. It's great that you are taking the time to try and educate and inspire the diabetic community. Keep up the good work.

My name is Richard. I'm 30, from Scotland & I've been type 1 for about 15 years. I'm currently on Lantus Long acting insulin and Novarapid short acting insulin.

Over the years, I've kept my diabetes in pretty good check, having an average hb1c of around 6 or 7 most times, & have always felt pretty confident in managing my diabetes.

Then in March this year, things went a bit wrong. After getting a really big scare with having a pretty bad hypo, the worst I've ever had, I began to suffer from panic attacks. I was really scared, as I kept thinking that I would hypo that bad again. I began checking my blood sugar a lot more, up to 20-30 times a day, maybe more. Then I lost all of my hypo warning signs, which made my mental state even worse, as how would I know when my sugars were becoming low? So in response to this, I began running my sugars high just to be safe. Bad idea! I had a terrible few months, panicking constantly, thinking of nothing else but my sugar levels, 24/7.

I don't know if panic attacks or fear of hypos is a big issue with diabetics, but it ruined my life for about 3-4 months. I found it weird that for years, I was a great diabetic, had no worries, and had hypos that didn't bother me. Then I had a big one and 'boom', it messed me up pretty bad for a while.

I'm fine now, and my signs have came back & my bloods are back on track and I'm testing a lot less.

I think that if this affected me, it may have affected others, and may be a good topic to cover.

If you decide to cover this topic and would like any more information from my experience, I'd be happy to help.

Thank you.



Richard Wilson has been a Type 1 Diabetic for 15 years and is on the Basal Bolus regime (Lantus Solostar and NovaRapid Insulin).

Richard is 30 years old, and lives in Ayrshire, Scotland. He shares his life with a very special Type 3, Leigh, his long term girlfriend of 10 years.

Richard works for the Local Health Board in a clerical capacity, and has done so for the last 10 years. He was diagnosed Type 1 at about age 15.

Richard is a guitar tutor in his spare time.
He enjoys being active. He does a lot of walking and cycling, and fancies himself a bit of an amateur photographer for fun.
Direct download: 75_75_Low_Blood_Sugar...High_Anxiety.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04am PDT

#74 Dont Put Test Strips in Christmas Stockings JANETTE KIRKHAM RN, CDE, EMT-I

Certified Diabetes Educator for 15 years.
Nominated for Diabetes Educator of the Year for the State of Utah.
National winner for the “making a difference” award through the American  Diabetes Association.
Currently the Camp director for Diabetes Clubhouse for Preschoolers with Diabetes. Author of 2 books on Diabetes- one of which has been published by the ADA: 
Mastering Your Diabetes Before Diabetes Masters You
Don't Put Test Strips in Christmas Stockings...And Other Ideas for Parents of Children with Diabetes

Direct download: 74_74_Don_t_Put_Test_Strips_in_Christmas_Stockings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:41am PDT

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